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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden-Exhibitions Manager-Wed, 10/20/2021 - 4:34pm

Exhibitions Manager

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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond , VA 23228
United States
Virginia US

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Job Description 

As a leader within the Education and Exhibitions Department, the Exhibitions Manager works collaboratively to implement seasonal exhibitions and related programming that supports the Garden’s mission, engages our community, and encourages visitation. They ensure the safe, secure, timely, and successful completion of all necessary designs, budgets, contracts, schedules, coordination measures, logistics, and program offerings for exhibitions. The Exhibitions Manager supervises exhibition installation, implementation, evaluation, break-down, and reporting.

The successful candidate will be an intuitive, creative, resourceful, innovative, flexible and experienced leader with a proven record of success in designing and managing exhibitions, projects, or programs in gardens, arboreta or other cultural nonprofit organizations. The Exhibitions Manager will embrace and represent the diverse community and region that we serve and ensure relevance of exhibits for all audiences.

Duties & Responsibilities 

• Creates, implements and manages a 36-month schedule of exhibitions.
o Researches, analyzes, and proposes innovative exhibitions that are mission appropriate, cost-effective and relevant to our diverse community.
o Leads the inter-departmental Programming & Interpretation Committee, communicating and coordinating content, planning, and calendars with staff and volunteers.
• In coordination with other Garden staff and community partners, creates and implements inclusive interpretive materials and educational programming.
o Coordinates programming related to seasonal exhibitions with teams across departments for member previews, drop-in activities, performances, special events and gift shop.
o Ensures aesthetic and inclusive design, content, and production of exhibition-related materials.
• Provides superior leadership and establishes strong working relationships with internal and external partners.
o Designs, coordinates, implements, and monitors staff and volunteer working groups.
o Actively seeks and maintains positive partnerships with team members across the Garden for support of exhibition success.
o Maintains consistent and close professional relationships with volunteers, artists, community arts organizations, and peers at other Gardens nationally and internationally to stay current for potential exhibitions.
• Devises, documents, maintains, and manages annual exhibition plans and budgets for the current and subsequent two fiscal years.
o Works closely with Advancement Department to develop grant and sponsorship proposals as well as post-exhibition reports.
o Determines annual budget needs, authorizes budget expenditures, and manages the assigned operating budgets for individual exhibitions in collaboration with Finance Team.

Education and Experience 

Required
• Bachelor’s degree in Museum Studies (B.A./B.S.) or related field; An equivalent combination of skills, education and experience may be considered.
• Minimum 3 years’ supervisory experience; demonstrated ability to provide staff/volunteer support, coaching and development, and conflict resolution.
• Demonstrated experience in reaching, welcoming, and including marginalized audiences in exhibition and/or program development.
• Proven record of success in designing and managing exhibitions, projects, or programs.
• Must have or be able to obtain and maintain CPR and First Aid certification.

Preferred
• Prior experience in a botanical garden, museum, or cultural non-profit.
• Proficiency in conversational Spanish desirable.
• 5 years’ supervisory experience; demonstrated ability to provide staff/volunteer support, coaching and development, and conflict resolution.

Application Instructions 

Visit https://www.lewisginter.org/visit/about/employment/ for the full job description and send a resume to hr@lewisginter.org.

Full Name 
Kristin Thoroman